The Best Fudge Brownie Recipe. Ever.
Oh me, oh my. I’ve been using this fudge brownie recipe a lot lately and are always a hit! I can’t take credit for the recipe because I didn’t create it. The bakers at King Author’s Flour did and after I made it once, I knew it was going to become a “forever recipe” in my books.
This recipe can be found on the back of King Author’s Unbleached All-Purpose Flour or, for easy convenience, here! I just made 4 huge batches of these brownies just this week for a wedding dessert bar. They were the first dessert to disappear! I’m telling ya, people love chocolate and these brownies are the perfect fudge texture.
Adding nuts to the batter is an option, but optional. Also, some people like to add frosting to the top of their brownies but I find these to be rich enough without it.
Helpful items to have for this recipe:
The Best Fudge Brownies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch pan.
- In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the microwave briefly, just till it’s hot, but not bubbling; it’ll become shiny looking as you stir it. (Heating the butter and sugar a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies) Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
- Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder and vanilla. Add the eggs, beating till smooth; then add the flour and chips, beating till well combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake the brownies for 28 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry. The brownies should feel set both on the edges, and in the center. Remove them from the oven, and after 5 minutes loosen the edges with a table knife; this helps prevent the brownies from sinking in the center as they cool.
- Cool completely before cutting and serving.